Crixus: gladiator mask

Leatherworker Tom Banwell's latest piece, his "Crixus" mask, is very nice cross between the Hannibal Lecter transport mask and something from the Road Warrior: "I realized that the center seam between the eyes--while helping the skull look--was unnecessary and if I eliminated it I could add a row of spikes there. I changed the leather pattern enough so that I needed to remake the prototype from scratch. And I gave the leather a nice rusty iron coloring... Even though the mask was done (except for the straps), and I liked it, I didn't have a clear idea what it was. It wasn't until I spent a couple of days studying it that I realized that it was both protective and scary."

Uncle Charlie Becomes Crixus


  1. eye&mouth grates are for flower arrangements. (keeps stems organized at bottom of vase)

  2. I hope to die during the apocalypse, therefore missing the post-apocalyptic shenanigans that might call for something like this.

    1. On the other hand, the people who will wear this stuff are purposefully dehumanizing themselves, which makes it easier for you to deal with killing them when they attack you.

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